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Alternative & Renewable Energy OVERVIEW

  Renewable electricity generation can be categorized as hydroelectric and non-hydroelectric power.
    Analysts at BP report that non-hydroelectric renewable power consumption grew by a respectable 6.2% worldwide during 2013 (the latest year for which data is available).
    North American consumption increased by a substantial 15.0%. World hydroelectric consumption increased by 2.9% during 2013.
    North American hydroelectric consumption increased by only 0.3%, after accounting for a 2.3% decline in the U.S.
    during a below-average year due to droughts. Steady growth does not mean that renewables account for a large amount of the world’s energy.
    Instead, non-hydroelectric renewables as a percent of global electricity generation accounted for about 5.3% in 2013, up substantially from 3.9% in 2012.
    Coal, natural gas and nuclear energy remain primary sources of electric generation in most parts of the world. U.S.
    electric power production from renewable sources was 12.8% of total electric power in 2013, up from 12.2% in 2012 and only about 7.6% in 1970.
    In this case, “renewable” includes conventional hydroelectric and geothermal, along with solar, wind and biomass.
    (In 1970, such production was almost entirely from hydro.) Wind power has seen rapid growth worldwide.
    Major technological advances in wind turbines (including much larger blades creating very high output per turbine, along with blades that suffer very little downtime and are thus more efficient), along with massive government incentives encouraging investment in wind generation, have


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  • -3M Company

  • -ABB Ltd

  • -AES Corporation (The)

  • -Air Products & Chemicals Inc

  • -Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

  • -Alstom SA

  • -Ultralife Corporation

  • -American Superconductor Corp

  • -Applied Materials Inc

  • -Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM)

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Industry Statistics

  • U.S. Alternative Energy Industry Overview
  • Approximate Energy Unit Conversion Factors
  • Average Heat Content of Selected Biomass Fuels
  • Biomass Energy Resource Hierarchy
  • Comparison of Alternative Fuels with Gasoline & Diesel
  • Estimated Number of Alternative Fueled Vehicles in Use in the U.S., by Fuel Type: 2006-2011
  • World Total Primary Energy Consumption by Region: 2008-2040
  • World Consumption of Hydroelectricity & Other Renewable Energy by Region: 2008-2040
  • Share of Electricity Generation by Energy Source, U.S.: Projections, 2011-2040
  • Energy Consumption by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2013
  • Primary Energy Flow by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2013
  • Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 2013
  • Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 1981-July 2014
  • Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2003-September 2014
  • Total Renewable Electricity Net Generation by Energy Source & State: 2013
  • Net Electricity Generation from Conventional Hydropower by Sector & Region, U.S.: 2012-2013
  • U.S. Historical Hydroelectric Generation Compared to 20-Year Average for 1994-2013
  • Energy Production by Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2013
  • Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2013
  • Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2013
  • U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by Energy Source, 2007 vs. 2013
  • Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors, U.S.: 2007-2013
  • Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors, U.S.: 2007-2013
  • Fuel Ethanol Production & Consumption, U.S.: 1981- August 2014
  • Biodiesel Production & Consumption, U.S.: 2001-August 2014
  • The 15 Largest Nuclear Reactors in the U.S.
  • Top 10 Countries by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 2013
  • Top 15 U.S. States by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 2013
  • Net Electricity Generation from Wind by Region, All Sectors, U.S.: 2003-2013
  • Annual Shipments of Photovoltaic Modules: 2003-2012
  • Average Price of Photovoltaic Cells & Modules: 1990-2012
  • U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2013-2015
  • Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2012-2014
  • Forecasted Costs of New Electricity Generation by Energy Source

Top Companies Profiled

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  • 3M Company
  • ABB Ltd
  • AES Corporation (The)
  • Air Products & Chemicals Inc
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Alstom SA
  • Ultralife Corporation
  • American Superconductor Corp
  • Applied Materials Inc
  • Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM)

Industry Trends Analyzed Include:

  • Solar Power Installations, Subsidies and Solar Panel Import Tariffs
  • Photovoltaic Technologies, Thin-Film Solar and Solar Panel Efficiency
  • Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Plants Become Operational, But Costs Are Massive
  • Wind Power
  • Hydroelectric Power Grows in China
  • Geothermal Power Technology Advances
  • Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Waste Methane and Biofuels from Algae
  • Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  • Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  • Tidal Power Grows in Europe
  • Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  • Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) Enter the Market in Low Numbers
  • Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Plan Gigafactory
  • Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices
  • Homes and Commercial Buildings Seek Green Certification
  • Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted
  • Energy Storage Technologies Enter the Market in Grid Scale with Molten Salt and Local Scale with Lithium Batteries
  • Nuclear Energy Moves Ahead in India, China, the UK and the Middle East
  • Nanotechnology Sees Applications in Fuel Cells and Solar Power/Micro Fuel Cells to Power Mobile Devices
  • New Display Technologies with PLEDs
  • Electric Utilities Adopt Coal Emissions Scrubbers While the Industry Tests Carbon Capture and Clean Coal Technologies
  • Production of Synthetic Crude from Kerogen Trapped in Shale Advances Through New Technologies
  • Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  • Energy Intensity Is a Prime Focus in China/U.S. Achieves Dramatic Energy Intensity Results

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